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The Chequers Inn, Ledsham - pub details

Chequers Inn

Address: Claypit Lane, Ledsham, Castleford, West Yorkshire, LS25 5LP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 33337) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Micklefield (2.1 miles), South Milford (3.1 miles), Castleford (3.3 miles)

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White Horse, Ledston (1.4 miles), Three Horse Shoes, Fairburn (1.7 miles)

user reviews of the Chequers Inn, Ledsham

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Very busy on the recent Bank Holiday Saturday lunchtime. Both Glentworth Northern Light and Leeds Best in good condition along with good value and tasty hot beef baguette. Two young barmaids were very polite and welcoming despite being worked hard. Very happy to visit again when next in the area.
yellowfever - 3 Jun 2014 12:49
Brilliant pub in attractive village - small, cosy rooms and proper fires. Good Leeds Best and Timothy Tailor Landlord, as well as other real ales. Food looked good although we weren't eating. Not too crowded on the Sunday lunchtime we went, but they've only just started opening Sundays and I understand it can get very busy.
It also has a restaurant, which looked interesting.

Would definitely go back!
Grumpy_Old_Man - 13 Feb 2013 15:12
Very attractive pub, externally and internally. Cosy selection of rooms to hide away in. Good selection of beers, well kept - but not cheap!
Food also of high quality and with prices to reflect that. This is maybe not an everyday pub, unless you are on a Leeds solicitor's salary, but an essential visit for a traditional pub lover. Recommended.
coverpoint - 27 Apr 2010 12:42
A superb example of a traditional English village pub. There are four small rooms with exposed beams, wooden panelling and real fires. All of them are slightly dark and envelop you with a wonderful, almost conspiratorial, cosiness.

Four real ales on our visit: Timothy Taylor’s ‘Landlord’ and ‘Golden Best’, John Smith’s and Theakston’s Best Bitter. The ‘Landlord’ was truly outstanding, fresh as a daisy. There’s an awful lot of mediocre Taylor’s about these days, but this tasted just how I remembered it from years ago.

The Chequers is famous for its food and it certainly looked to be of a high standard, judging by what was being served to diners. Of course, that was reflected in the prices, the top end of acceptable. The chips we tried as a snack were amazing. Proclaimed the best ever, not just by us, but also the adjacent table! (There is also a separate restaurant above the bars).

The place was very busy and had a good atmosphere on a Saturday lunchtime. Because of the six day license, I guess many visitors substitute a visit at this time for Sunday. (One hundred and seventy years ago the lady of the manor, who owned the pub, closed it on Sundays as she was unhappy with her employees’ over indulgence on the Sabbath! The same family still own the pub and they have maintained the tradition down the years).

Pleasant, if slightly prickly, barmaid / landlady, probably owing to the rush.

Has a very comfortable outdoor drinking area, with seating on several levels.

Although very rural in feel, it is actually only half a mile or so from the A1. It would make a great ‘pit stop’ if you’re on a long journey. Handy for the RSPB reserve at nearby Fairburn Ings.

Highly recommended.

aleandhearty - 6 Apr 2008 19:06

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